Rescue emergency: Life has not been kind to Alfred

Just a year-and-a-half of age, Alfred has not had a kind life. Found wandering the streets of Miami in search of scraps of food, Animal Control brought him to Miami-Dade Animal Services where staff veterinarians helped to soothe the gentle dog’s pain. Did this kind-hearted dog have to fight out on the streets just to survive, or did someone use him as a bait dog to train fighting dogs? Although no one will ever know for sure, Alfred’s short life has been a struggle. According to his medical intake notes, the American bulldog has extensive injuries:

“Pet presents for an evaluation of an injury – quiet, alert, responsive and euhydrated… he has multiple punctures, lacerations, scars and wounds in various stages of healing around the neck, head and ears. The wounds are infected and draining pus… Wounds were cleaned and treated with chlorohexidene. Administered Rimadyl..” alfred-the-dog

A PetHarbor link for Alfred can be found here. “I am an unaltered male, brown and white American Bulldog. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 6 months old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 17, 2016.” For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101
Ask for information about animal ID number A1838625. A Facebook page with Urgent Dogs of Miami  can be followed here. Advocates have been pledging funds to help with the dog’s medical expenses which will be turned over to an approved rescue organization. Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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(Photos of Alfred courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami)

Notice how sweet he is in the short video:

https://www.facebook.com/urgentdogsofmiami/videos/1395019087199157/

12 replies
  1. Debbie says:

    Oh Lord! This poor sweet boy. I love him! Please please help this wonderful boy! He needs out of this shelter and into a quiet comfortable place where he can feel love and feel.secure.

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  2. Lisa Jackson says:

    Please somebody open your heart to this sweet boy. He needs to be shown and lavished in love. Please save this PRECIOUS dog

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  3. Rachel pagels says:

    I live in st petersburg and want to xome see Alfred. Ive tried calling no answered the phone. Im willing to come down and get him i have a boxer that would love a buddy. Please if anyone knows how i can find him please reply. Im checking facebook several times watching for more information on him.

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  4. Lisa says:

    Well he is no longer fighting on the streets for his life but now he is truly fighting for his life! Getting out of Miami-Dade is a challenge!

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